Thursday, June 28, 2012

Go GREEN/Costa Rica Sustainable Engineering Abroad

The Global Renewable Energy Education Network (GREEN) is a global experiential learning program taking place in Costa Rica and focusing on topics of renewable energy and sustainability. In 2011 we worked with over 60 universities across the United States and have influenced the lives of over 300 students. This summer we will be hosting 250 students on our summer programs alone.

Our international learning opportunity offers students a 12-Day life changing experience in Costa Rica. Students receive exclusive access to five different  state of the art renewable energy facilities including: Geothermal, Biomass, Wind, Solar and Hydroelectric. During these site visits students interact with expert industry professionals who teach the students about the workings of the facility, and also offer opportunities beyond the program such as internships in Costa Rica and career mentorship. In addition to the clean energy site visits, students learn about sustainable practices in Engineering, Business, Agriculture, Architecture and Public Policy. The program is jam-packed with non-stop learning containing 62 total contact hours with numerous cultural immersion and adventure activities all within the 12-Day time period.

I have provided several links below to schools and organizations that have published our program:
Presidential Leadership Academy at Penn State
Associate for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Latino Institute Partnership
Massachusetts Institute of Technology